Oct. 18, 2012 Fall Salmon Season In Full Swing
(Weaverville) Whereas the king salmon were concentrated in the section from the North Fork to Del Loma a couple of weeks ago, the fish are now found throughout the system from Lewiston to the mouth.
The salmon average 8 to 12 pounds, with some in the high teens and twenties showing, reported Tim Brady of Trinity Outdoors. Shore fishermen are employing roe and Panther Martins, Blue Fox and Mepps spinners, while boat boaters are fishing plugs and roe.
“Steelhead are also tagging behind thessteelhead,” said Brady. “Use roe, Glo Bugs, nightcrawlers and spinners for fish ranging from half pounders to 6 pounds.”
Fishing pressure has been very light at Trinity Lake. Both the rainbow and landlocked king fishing has slowed down. However, anglers can expect the trout and salmon bite to pick up as the lake surface temperature cools and the lake turns over.
Trinity Lake is holding 1,762,889 acre-feet of water, 72 percent of capacity and 106 percent of average. Releases to the Trinity River below Lewiston Dam are 1050 cfs.
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